Domestic abuse often includes offenders abusing family pets. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we encourage you to seek help for yourself and your animal family.
If you are afraid of leaving an abusive situation because of concern for your pet’s safety, Marin Humane can help by confidentially protecting and caring for your pet. You can call Marin Humane 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 415.883.4621.
Companions in Crisis serves three purposes: it removes animals from dangerous situations, makes sure that they are cared for until a situation stabilizes, and provides peace of mind and one less thing to worry about for victims desperate to provide for their own safety and that of their children. Ultimately, it helps keep animals with the people who love them.
The Center for Domestic Peace staffs their hotlines 24 hours a day. Thirty percent of calls to the hotlines are from women in life-threatening situations. You can reach their English hotline at 415.924.6616, and their Spanish hotline at 415.924.3456. If you’re outside of Marin, call 800.799.SAFE to find a domestic violence program near you.
The Center for Domestic Peace also operates a men’s hotline, managed by trained male volunteers who help dissuade men from engaging in violence. If you are a man and feel like violence is taking over your life, please call the Center for Domestic Peace Men’s Program for help at 415.924.1070.
Call 911 when faced with life-threatening safety concerns for you or your pet.
We also provide emergency housing for pets belonging to people who have been hospitalized or displaced by a natural disaster and have no other options for their pets. Guardians should contact us immediately or have the police, fire department, or hospital staff call us to arrange transport of the animal. Due to limited space, we are not able to board animals for families that are in housing transitions.